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Sweden is known for its endless forests, enormous and beautiful lakes and of course Ikea :). It’s a huge country that’s home to 29 national parks and 3500 nature reserves. All of which makes Sweden the perfect destination to explore by foot or bike and sleeping in a tent.

Good to know

Capital: Stockholm
Language: Swedish
Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
Dial code: 0046 / +46
Emergency number: 112
Highest point:  2.106 m (Kebnekaise)
Travel advice: Check out the current travel advice for Sweden

If you’re an EU inhabitant, you don’t need a visa if you’re traveling to Sweden. However, you do need a valid passport or an ID card to be able to identify yourself if needed. Due to the Schengen agreement only people from third world countries and people that have been rejected for a visa in one of the Schengen countries before, need a visa prior to traveling to Sweden.

There are no mandatory or recommended vaccinations for Sweden. However, if you’re traveling to the south of Sweden, it might be wise to get a vaccine for tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). But that really depends on what you’re planning to do there.


The prices in Sweden are higher than those in other western European countries. However, they are lower than in Norway. Especially hotels and alcohol are really expensive in Sweden. Groceries probably are a bit more expensive than you’re used to, but cooking yourself is a great way to stay within your budget during a trip to Sweden.

Budget€55,- a day
Standard€70,- a day

The budgets mentioned above, are per person per day. In the ‘Budget’ category you stay in simple hostels or on a campsite, you will have to prepare food yourself and do cheaper (or less) activities. With the ‘Standard’ category you’ll have a private room (maybe in a hostel) and you can go out for dinner every once in a while. If you want to eat out every night, you’ll need a bigger budget.

The best time to travel

In Sweden, each season has its charm. During summer the sun doesn’t set in the north for a few months, which is a special thing to witness. In winter, you could spot the Northern Lights and go on awesome treks through the snowy landscapes. Summers in Sweden can be cold and wet but they can just as well be sunny and warm. Traveling to Sweden, you have to be a bit lucky. The best time to travel to Sweden for an active trip is from May to August.

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